2014 Map Cover Art Contest Winners

The Illinois Tollway congratulates the finalists of the 2014 Illinois Tollway Map Cover Art Contest.

Finalist Crystal Thorns - Lincoln-Way North High School
Grand Prize Winner
Crystal Thorns
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors and representatives of
Blick Art Materials and U.S. Equities recognize the
2014 Map Cover Art Contest winners and their teachers.
Lincoln-Way North High School  

 

Finalist Vlad Malinovic - Lyons Township High School Finalist Austin Rice - Lyons Township High School Finalist Nathan Eisenhut - Downers Grove North High School
First Runner-Up
Vlad Malnovic
Second Runner-Up
Austin Rice
Third Runner-Up
Nathan Eisenhut
Lyons Township High School Lyons Township High School Downers Grove North High School

 

About the Illinois Tollway 2014 Map Cover Art Contest

Contest sponsored by the Illinois Tollway, Blick Art Materials and U.S. Equities.

VIEW THE FINALISTS

With all of the construction on the Tollway in 2013 - and with plans to spend about $1.4 billion for infrastructure improvements in 2014 - we invited high school students throughout the 12 counties served by the Illinois Tollway to submit original works of art to remind drivers about the need to drive safely in work zones.

Altogether, the Tollway received 65 entries from student artists attending 16 high schools throughout the region and 10 semi-finalists were selected for the public to vote for the art that best captured this year's contest theme, "Work Zone Safety."

Nearly 22,00 votes by the general public were cast online to identify four finalists, with the overall winner and runners-up selected by a panel of jud

ges including members of the Tollway Board of Directors and representatives from U.S. Equities.

Prizes included:

  • Grand prize winner: A $400 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials, $200 in gift certificates from U.S. Equities to use at Tollway oasis retail shops and restaurants and their artwork featured on the cover of the 2014 Tollway map.
  • Three runners up: A $200 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials and $100 in gift certificates from U.S. Equities. Runners up will have their artwork featured in the Tollway's annual report.

Sponsors:

Contest Sponsors: Blick Art Supplies and U.S. Equities Asset Management, LLC logos

Deadlines

The contest was open to high school art students (grades 9-12). See links below for all contest-related forms:

Contest Rules
Liability/Release Waiver
Contest Registration
Contest Flier/Poster
Contest News Release for school media outlets
Contest Public Service Announcement Script for school media use

Any Questions?

Contact Dawn Rohrback via email or by calling 630-241-6800 ext. 2384.